She spent half of her life wearing the same pair of shoes. When she first saw them, they were dazzling… full of promise (and promises!) Tightly laced and polished, glistening […]
We had often walked upon warmer, infinite sands
Pressing our bare heels into the foaming wetness.
But one set of footprints are swept away too quickly
Swallowed by the receding tides of love.
But I do know that there is no single
“Should have done” or “could have done”
Or “did” or “didn’t do”
That would have changed that why.
All that love could do was left undone.
We speak in the soft, cordial tones of defeat
the air hanging heavy and silent between us.
Neither of us could hear the babbling brook
gently washing away the last remnants of hope.
It all beganwith the glowing green meadows;cool, dew-moistened blades of grasssoftly pressed into the shape of a young boy’s naked feet running frivolous and joyousin the backyards of my innocence. […]
Each night within my folded dreams You come to me, or so it seemsMy heart beats then a thousand timesIn aching rhythm, in broken rhyme But when the morning sun […]
We are imperceptibly bound by the common chords of our humanity; colored threads weaving a rich tapestry of shared experience. Our similitude outshines our differences, ineradicable and glistening; certain […]
Your love, your hate –it’s all the same thingit gathers me in the same webentangling me with empty promises.and like a lot of dreamsit made a monster at the end […]
I love you best in morning… In that quiet hour before the sun fully rises and the shadows of the night linger possessively; as I lie motionless beside you […]
Photo by MaggieKai I can see your soul in the dark pit of despair, my love… you have a demon lurking. Sweat drops in rivulets of panic staining your face […]
Do not be afraid to lose yourself in me. My hands are strong, yet gentle and, if need be, I shall carry you within the calm shadows of my love. […]
I had lived one life with my face turned from the sun, breathing icy winds and my father’s sin. He is gone now but his fingerprints remain a stain upon […]
The insidiousness of life is that it constantly presses upon you; it is unrelenting in its demands that you nurture and refine it. It evolves, with or without your consent, […]
In the youngest years, there is fear and pain. In the middle years, there is ecstasy, laughter, hope, promise. happiness, delight, pleasure, bliss, confidence, optimism, courage, faith, joy, desire, hopefulness, […]
He was a lover of street prostitutes; not the sable-wrapped uptown girls bathed in Chanel No.5 and punishing Daddy by selling their tight-toned wares retail, but rather those wholesale working-class […]
I am the ripe green apple, plucked from Eden’s gardenContemptuously bitten, no hope for God’s pardon.I am Achilles heel that hobbles my stride;Odysseus’ curse, my insufferable pride..That lock of hair […]
In another life, we would call this love. Today it is just a lingering pain, clenched fistfuls of it lashing forth upon the shore. The oceans scream. We want crisis, […]
With desire spent, we leave the night Our bodies bathed in morning’s light Our limbs entwined like climbing vines Our kisses sweet like summer wine Our spirits soar, our hearts […]
He writes for a fallen angel but the rhymes don’t appear, not in words, but in stilted verse, in outpourings of watered down love. She spreads her wings and hunts […]
“Just so you know, despite the darkness and despair of some of my poetry, here’s a glimpse of the more hopeful and soulful affirmation of my personality” Anyone laughs, I […]
You laid your plaited skirt on the foot of my bed, neatly folded as though in doing so you could somehow retain your virtue. In the midst of our fleshy […]
Unlucky you, who didn’t come last night… I took the bed’s hard wood post for a man! You sit and write all night and I lie here like a shriveled […]
The phases of life, the marking of time; I lived two weeks, four months, six months before moving on. There were no long-term relationships – one night, maybe a week, […]
She’s not the kind of girl men see across a smoky bar and write songs about. There is an uninviting sadness in her dull blue eyes, downward cast, washing out […]
How temperamental is the man in me who misses you but will not call this because I find the thought of romance more alluring than actually opening myself to you? […]
Solitude whispers a deep and silent story From the shadowy depths of the heart’s abyss Where the pitiful quest for either fame or glory Withers upon the lips like a […]
He pillaged the title the day I was born and like most thieves, he took for granted that which he stole. Being a “father” meant no more to him than […]
I watch from my folding chair, the low autumn sun measuring out the remains of the day. She, genuflecting in the garden, places four purple seedlings into the dark damp […]
I speak to God in silent phrase And offer up my heartfelt praise Yet silence is His voice to me He shows no earthly empathy My prayers are but […]
My shadow falls away – no sun will touch this truth. Wandering cold and revealed; almost naked in my sin, for I have squandered the best of me, despair descends […]